J. K. Fowler

J. K. Fowler is the executive director and founding and managing editor of Nomadic Press, a literary and arts non-profit with bases in Oakland, CA, and Brooklyn, NY. He teaches courses in the sociology and anthropology department at Rutgers University Newark on issues of deviance, privilege, postcolonialism, and conceptions of work. In his past lives—and for those that care about such things—he has studied at U.C. Davis, The New School, The University of Cape Town, and the European Graduate School. He has pawned the letters after his name for a loaf of bread on more than one occasion and will do so again. 

Fowler will be building the Write to Wages Cafe (a worker-centric Nomadic Press venture) with MK Chavez in the very near future in the Fruitvale and Uptown neighborhoods of Oakland, CA. 

Long walks on the beach seem programmatically colonial—not to mention tiring—but he enjoys burrowing his feet under wet sand and receiving pedicures from sand crabs. Sunsets are arbitrary signals of looming darkness couched in brilliant colors, and he gathers them by the armful. He's a guy's guy in more ways than one. 


April 16, 2016 (7-9:00 PM): American Mary Release (East Bay)
April 23, 2016 (7-9:00 PM): Write of Way Festival
May 14, 2016 (11:30 AM-4:30 PM): Berkeley Poetry Festival
May 14, 2016 (7-9:00 PM): Zocolo Spits: Arts in the Dro
May 22, 2016 (12-1:00 PM): Oakland Book Festival
May 25, 2016 (7-9:00 PM): Martinis & Poetry
September 23, 2016 (7-9:00 PM): SF Queer Open Mic